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20th African Union Summit, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia, 21st-28th january 2013
  • Cote d'Ivoire/ECOWAS: AU nudges Mali on all inclusive talks
    28 march 2014 18:29:58
    Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - African Union's High Representative for Mali and the Sahel, Mr. Pierre Buyoya, has called on the Malian authorities to launch all-inclusive talks to help achieve permanent peace and stability in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS 'makes quantum leap' in economic integration
    28 march 2014 16:47:45
    Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 15-member regional bloc ECOWAS has made a ''quantum leap'' in the advancement of its economic integration, with the adoption of Common External Tariff (CET), efforts to relaunch monetary integration and the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the EU, a top ECOWAS official said Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritania, Senegal to build bridge over River Senegal
    25 march 2014 19:39:58
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Senegalese-Mauritanian ministerial consultation commission on transport ended its proceedings on Tuesday with a series of recommendations including the decision to build a bridge on the Senegal River at the Rosso border. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: PSC encourages Sudan to dialogue with UNAMID on major challenges
    25 march 2014 17:06:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Noting that there were “major challenges” impeding the effectiveness of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in implementing its core mandate, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has called on the Sudanese government to enhance dialogue and cooperation with the peacekeeping force.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: PSC appeals for adequate logistical support to AMISOM
    25 march 2014 15:18:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Calling for renewed efforts to ensure that logistical support provided to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) meets its needs on the ground, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU has urged member states and international partners to speed up operationalisation of the Trust Fund set up for joint operations of the Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM.Full text...

  • Senegal: African experts discuss free trade zone
    24 march 2014 21:29:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Several experts from members States of the African Union (AU) on Monday began the 6th workshop of the African Union Technical working group (GTT) in Dakar, Senegal, to look into the establishment of the rules of origin for the continental free trade zone (ZCLE) towards the creation of an African common market by 2017.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African troops battle al-Sabaab in Somalia
    24 march 2014 15:07:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 21,126 African troops deployed to Somalia by early January 2014 have launched the most ambitious military assault ever against the Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, UN and African Envoys said here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: African ministers meet in Abuja over continental pharmaceutical industry set up
    21 march 2014 15:49:04
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - African ministers will gather in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, from 28-30 March, to discuss the creation of a continental pharmaceutical factory, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, revealed Friday in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Mauritania: UNAIDS Executive Director in Nouakchott
    20 march 2014 12:02:27
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Mr. Michel Sidibé, arrived in Nouakchott on Wednesday evening for one-day working visit to Mauritania. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: E. Guinea signs host agreement for Conference of African Transport Ministers
    20 march 2014 08:39:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Government of Equatorial Guinea and the African Union Commission (AUC) have signed an agreement paving the way for the former to host the third session of the Conference of African Ministers of Transport in April, AUC said. Full text...

  • South Africa: 10th CAADP Partnership Platform opens
    19 march 2014 13:39:58
    Durban, South Africa (PANA) - The 10th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform opened in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: CAR reduces curfew time to six hours
    19 march 2014 09:14:58
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Improvement in the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has prompted authorities of the transitional administration to reduce the daily curfew across the country to six hours from 11:00 pm to 05:00 am, the Peace and Security Department of the African Union Commission (AUC) said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU Commission chair nudges Africa on mining, commodities
    18 march 2014 09:22:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has stressed the need for Africa to act as one on issues around mining and commodities. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS fast tracking regional integration through free movement
    15 march 2014 13:57:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has said it is irrevocably committed to facilitating regional integration through effective implementation of its flagship free movement protocol and programmes, which promote unfettered circulation of persons, goods and services. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Japan provides US$5m support to AU peace efforts in CAR, S/Sudan, Sudan
    14 march 2014 17:19:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Japan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Kazuhiro Suzuki, on Friday handed over US$ 5 million to the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, to support various African peace and stability initiatives on the continent. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC Chairperson mourns death of ex-Sierra Leone Pres. Tejan Kabbah
    14 march 2014 12:55:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said Friday that she received with great sadness news of the death of Sierra Leone's former President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, who died Thursday in Freetown, his country’s capital. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Namibia gives US$500,000 to African peace efforts in CAR
    14 march 2014 09:17:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Responding to the African Union’s appeal for support to the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), Namibia has contributed US$500,000 to the AU Peace Fund, it was learnt here Friday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU calls for renewed efforts to stabilise situation in Libya
    14 march 2014 09:10:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appealed to all Libyan stakeholders to resolutely commit themselves to settling their differences by peaceful means and to work toward national dialogue and reconciliation. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: PSC urges Sudan to tackle peace challenges in Blue Nile, Southern Kordofan states
    12 march 2014 11:27:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has urged political parties, civil society and armed opposition in Sudan to engage in dialogue that will address the challenges of peace and security in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states. Full text...

  • Namibia: AU launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia
    10 march 2014 13:10:51
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) has launched the Internet Exchange Point in Namibia to contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic. Full text...

  • Italy: AU proposes creation of commission to support Libya
    07 march 2014 11:37:37
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The African Union (AU) representative to the second international support conference for Libya, held in Rome, Italy, Thursday, has proposed the establishment of a special commission to support Libya.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Belarus Ambassador presents Letter of Credence to AUC Chairperson
    06 march 2014 13:44:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Belarus Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) Dimitry Kuptel Thursday presented his Letter of Credence to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Full text...

  • Lesotho: AU celebrates Africa Environment, Wangari Maathai Day
    04 march 2014 10:58:51
    Maseru, Lesotho (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has marked this year's Africa Environment and Wangari Maathai Day in Maseru, Lesotho, the AU Commission said. Full text...

  • Benin: Minister commends ECOWAS Commission on regional integration
    03 march 2014 14:51:17
    Ouidah, Benin (PANA) - The Minister for Economy and Finance in Benin, Mr. Jonas Gbian, has commended the collaborative efforts of the ECOWAS Commission and its Member States in promoting the integration process, saying that this had created, among others, a better understanding of the regional Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and Goods. Full text...

  • Niger: ECOWAS meeting on biometric national identity card holds
    26 february 2014 17:53:53
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Security ministers from ECOWAS member states met here Wednesday to discuss the entry into circulation of the biometric national identity card in the Community. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC Chairperson attends Nigeria’s centenary celebrations
    26 february 2014 11:28:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will Thursday attend Nigeria’s centenary celebrations in the capital city of Abuja, where she will deliver a goodwill message on behalf of the African Union, the Commission announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian leader leaves for Addis Ababa
    25 february 2014 12:52:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is the current chairman of the African Union (AU), left Nouakchott Tuesday for Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, where he is due to attend a meeting on the post-2015 development agenda, official sources said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS, Benin promote regional integration with Caravan
    25 february 2014 12:26:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission and the Government of Benin Republic will use the 9th Benin National Caravan, which opened Monday, as a collaborative platform to sensitise the citizens on the ECOWAS-led regional integration process, the Commission said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Sahelo-Saharan security ministers solicit support for Libya
    20 february 2014 11:37:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As Libya prepares for an international support meeting on dealing with its internal security challenges, a ministerial meeting of the Sahelo-Saharan region has called for an increased engagement of Africa “to help this brotherly country overcome the challenges facing it, in a spirit of African solidarity.” Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia calls for strengthening of Arab Maghreb Union
    17 february 2014 22:12:52
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Constituent National Assembly on Monday called on various identifiable groups in the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) to help find solutions to economic and social challenges that were hindering its integration.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Meeting seeks continued cooperation to ensure access to energy by Africans
    14 february 2014 12:17:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Second High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), held here Thursday, called for continued cooperation by stakeholders Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. to hire forensic auditors over alleged missing US$20b oil money
    14 february 2014 11:57:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government is to hire independent forensic auditors to examine the books of the state-owned oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to unravel whether or not it failed to remit oil revenues to the Federation Account, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC chief warns CAR violence perpetrators
    13 february 2014 14:54:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has warned that criminal acts committed by armed groups against innocent civilians belonging to Muslim community as well as against Chadian nationals in Central African Republic (CAR) “will only contribute to the worsening of community and religious divisions in the country”. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Pan African University recruiting rectorate staff
    13 february 2014 14:27:52
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Pan African University (PAU), a continental academic network of higher education institutions of excellence for postgraduate studies and advanced research, is currently recruiting staff in various senior positions. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC Chairperson expresses shock, sorrow at Algerian plane crash
    12 february 2014 15:22:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed shock and sorrow at Tuesday's crash of an Algerian military plane that left 77 people dead. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC Chairperson condoles with Burundi over flood tragedy
    12 february 2014 15:03:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has condoled with Burundi over the flood disaster that left 60 dead and over 80 wounded, in addition to destroying houses and rendering 10,000 homeless. Full text...

  • Kenya: AU Commission inaugurates Kenya Red Cross Hospital
    12 february 2014 13:55:46
    Daadab, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Commission has formally inaugurated the Kenya Red Cross Hospital in Daadab Camp to provide services to the Daadab refugee population and the host community. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African Innovation Summit focuses on African Strategy on Science, Tech
    12 february 2014 09:28:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Innovation Summit, which was recently held in Cabo Verde, focused on the African Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Experts discuss implementation plan for African strategy on meteorology
    11 february 2014 09:44:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Director for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union (AU) Commission Abebe Haile Gabriel has said the development of the Implementation Plan for the integrated African strategy on meteorology is 'cardinal' as it would improve the generation of climate information on the African continent. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AU special summit on employment holds in Ouagadougou
    03 february 2014 15:10:07
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – African leaders will hold a special summit on employment and poverty reduction in Burkina Faso next September, according to a communique issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and received by PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Kenya hosts African Institute for Remittances
    03 february 2014 12:30:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Executive Council has accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR), which is due to take off this year and become fully operational in 2015, the AU Commission (AUC) said here Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AUC launches African Union Foundation
    02 february 2014 12:32:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Saturday launched the "African Union Foundation" here with a message that there is the need to have alternative sources of funding for the organization so that "Africans can claim ownership of the foundation".Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African leaders move to set up continental standby force
    31 january 2014 18:44:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African heads of state and government concluded their 22nd ordinary summit here late Friday, resolved and committed to creating a force that would step in whenever the need arises in any of their countries to stamp out a rebellion. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'African needs to fast track capacity building to achieve Vision 2063'
    31 january 2014 16:46:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa has to fast track its capacity development if the African Union’s Vision 2063, designed to get the entire continent to middle- or upper-income level, is to be achieved, according to Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Angola wants AU to give priority attention to Western Sahara
    31 january 2014 16:17:08
    Addis Ababa, Éthiopia (PANA) – The Western Sahara issue, especially the achievement of its self determination, should be taken as a priority on the agenda of the African Union (AU), according to the Angolan Vice President, Manuel Domingos Vicente, who is attending the Summit of African leaders in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Nigeria affirms Africa's position on post MDG development agenda
    31 january 2014 15:32:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Nigeria on Friday affirmed the African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as set out in the African Union (AU) policy document of March, PANA reported Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 2 West African researchers receive Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards
    31 january 2014 15:25:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – This year’s African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards for top African researchers have been presented to two scientists from Burkina Faso and Nigeria.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: 'Tough sanctions await perpetrators of trouble in South Sudan'
    31 january 2014 15:04:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union (AU) has declared its determination to hold accountable those responsible for the reported skirmishes in South Sudan after the parties signed an agreement to cease hostilities.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Angola promises humanitarian assistance to CAR's populations
    31 january 2014 14:29:18
    Addis Ababa, Éthiopia (PANA) – Angola will provide humanitarian assistance to populations affected by the war in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), according to the Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente, who is attending the Summit of African leaders in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Angola welcomes Madagascar's readmission to AU
    31 january 2014 14:20:55
    Addis Ababa, Éthiopia (PANA) – Angola has expressed the hope that Madagascar's readmission into the African Union (AU) fold will encourage other State victims of unconstitutional changes of government to speed up restoration of constitutional order. Full text...

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